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[Graphic News] Foreign population in Korea reaches 1.8 million

The number of expatriates residing in South Korea as of last year reached 1,797,618, marking 3.57 percent of the total population, statistics from the Justice Ministry showed this week.It marked a sha...

Updated : 2015.07.02 18:45

Single parents still struggling to get child support

When Yoon Ji-hee, a 43-year-old single mother, divorced in 2010, the court had ordered her ex-husband to pay her 800,000 won ($711) as child support for their two children every month.But until March ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 18:32

Unionized workers vote for strike

Hundreds of thousands of unionized workers voted to go on strike Thursday to protest what they called the government's efforts to restructure the labor market in a management-friendly way.  A total of 442,547 of 772,158 union members took part in the vote, with 397,453 of them endorsing ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:59

Working moms worn out on weekends: study

Working mothers in South Korea spend several more hours on the weekends dealing with domestic tasks than stay-at-home mothers, while also taking a larger portion of housework than their spouses, a stu...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:57

Korean response team sent to China over deadly bus accident

The South Korean government on Thursday sent an emergency response team to China to handle a deadly tourist bus accident that killed 10 Koreans and one Chinese, officials said.  (Yonhap)On Wednesday...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:43

Seoul probes abuse claims on autistic child

Officials are investigating claims that a 9-year-old child with autism was physically and sexually abused by his classmates, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Thursday.On Monday, a woman who identified herself as the mother of a third-grader wrote in an online posting that he...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:29

Seoul police nab cab drivers for overcharging foreigners

Seoul Police took into custody eight taxi drivers on suspicion of repeatedly overcharging foreign visitors, officials said Thursday.According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, the accused targeted foreign passengers, taking advantage of them being relatively unfamiliar with the mark...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:27

University professor accused of abusing student

A male professor at Seoul’s Chung-ang University is under investigation by the university human rights center for alleged violence and sexually demeaning comments against a male student, local media reported Thursday. The professor allegedly hit a 38-year-old graduate student, surnamed G...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:20

English book on Korea‘s labor law available

South Korean law firm JIPYONG has published an English commentary on the nation’s labor law, titled “Labor Laws of the Republic of Korea,” to help foreign firms better grasp Korea’s complex labor ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:14

Conference on ‘Gender and Religion’ to be held in Seoul

The 2015 International Conference for the Publication of Literature and Religion is set to kick off on July 8 to last for two days at Sogang University in Seoul.Marking the 20th anniversary of the Korean Society for Literature and Religion, the organizer is to host the conference under the...

Updated : 2015.07.02 10:55

After 4-day hiatus, new MERS case reported in S. Korea

South Korea reported an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Thursday, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease here to 183.  The latest case marked the first of its kind in five days.  However, the country reported no additional MERS-related...

Updated : 2015.07.02 10:05

No MERS cases reported for four straight days

The Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak in South Korea continued to show signs of abating Wednesday as no additional cases were reported for the fourth straight day and more patients recovered f...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:21

Man caught breaking into women sauna under drug influence

The police Wednesday sought an arrest warrant for a 24-year-old man for breaking into a women’s sauna under the influence of drugs.(Yonhap)The man, only identified by his surname Moon, was suspected ...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:15

[Newsmaker] Busan port chief to head U.N. maritime body

Since Ban Ki-moon was first named new secretary-general of the United Nations in 2006, South Korea has waited for another Korean global leader to be named. Nine years later, the president of Busan Por...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:11

More big firms adopt ‘peak wage’ system

Nearly half of South Korea’s major companies and their affiliates have introduced the controversial “peak wage” system that places a wage ceiling on senior employees, the Ministry of Employment and...

Updated : 2015.07.01 15:58